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Oct 21, 2013 3:00pm PDT
quote the u.s. national security agency. the french newspaper "le monde" said the n.s.a. collected more than 70 million french phone records in a 30-day period. he acknowledged there are legitimate questions to address.
Oct 15, 2013 6:00pm PDT
quote security agency. the "washington post" reported today the n.s.a. has collected millions of contact lists from e-mail and online chats, including the records of many americans. the report cited documents leaked by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden. new negotiations opened today on iran's nuclear program. there was guarded optimism about
Oct 17, 2013 6:00pm EDT
is the time to do it. >> the washington post has revealed how the national security agency works extensively with the cia to gather information on potential drone victims as part of the obama administration's assassination program. the article describes the case of hassan ghul, a pakistani man who provided key information that helped the ca find osama bin laden. documents show a secret nsa unit known as the counterterrorism mission aligned cell tract hassan ghul for year before in e-mail from his wipers used to locate his household and kill him in a drone strike last october. "arsenal ofoyed a cyber espionage tools" to find hassan ghul, and tracking radio transmissions to determine where he might that down. while officials say the nsa has senior analyst deployed alongside cia counterparts at a most every major u.s. embassy were military base abroad, the article highlights the agency's fast efforts in northwest pakistan. one former official compared the nsa's powers to the cia's high- tech information operation center, saying -- the washington post said it was withholding many details about t
Oct 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
the nsa's own mission statement which reads the national security agency leads the u.s. government in cryptology and encompasses both symbols and information assurance products and services. now, as many of our allies find themselves targets of the nsa, should the white house reconsider the role? the mission is to get united states and its allies the security advantage now seems to have worked -- morphed into the mission to get united states the security advantage against its allies. in washington, rt. >> now, joining me to discuss implications of this is a political analyst and editor. thank you for joining me. last month it was also revealed that the u.s. accessed text messages. we received this official statements. this practice is unacceptable and runs contrary. >> mexico is an streaming -- extremely sensitive to any intervention. it is shocking. maybe one of the closest ones in the last decades and is showing the lack of trust that the u.s. has. it was unnecessary to perform this kind of espionage. it is actually trying to reform the policy of security issues, especially immig
Oct 21, 2013 7:00pm PDT
that the french government saying all nations spy. the u.s. national security agency spied on more than 70 million phone calls in france over a 30 day period. the u.s. ambassador was asked for a comment. >> shocking and unacceptable. that is how the french government reacted to revelations by a newspaper that the u.s. national security agency was spying on france. >> we obviously have a very close relationship with the u.s. intelligence services to fight terrorism. if a friend, and ally spies on france or other european countries, that is totally unacceptable. >> the report based on documents only by edward snowden back and june jim said that sa swept up more than 70 million records. that nsa program automatically recorded conversations as well as text messages based on keywords. they did not just target people suspect of terrorism but also high profiled individuals from business and politics. >> we had already been alerted back in june and we had a strong reaction. apparently, we have to do more. these types of actions targeting privacy between partners is completely unacceptable and will must qu
Oct 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
's national securities -- security agency could see it stunted. germany's biggest telecom company uses data away. that side of the story tonight. >> inside one of the main offices of germany's largest telecommunications operations, they are coming up with a plan they hope will protect their customers information from prying eyes. deutsche telekom has announced they will only use german servants -- service for all communications inside germany in the future. this is something they would like to roll out further across europe. for now, it will only be here in germany. information, e-mails, phone calls, text messages, will only travel on german servers. this comes out following the revelations of just how much germany was spied on as far as the nsa and british secret services. the leaks that edward snowden revealed to various media outlets. just how much germany was spied on, one leak revealed in the newsmagazine in june shows that there was half a billion e- mails, phone calls, and text messages intercepted in germany in the average month. the announcement has prompted other major operators t
Al Jazeera America
Oct 21, 2013 9:00am EDT
of its citizens. france foreign minister has reported that the national security agency secretly monitored 70. million phone calls over a 30-day period. it comes after revelations that the u.s. has a vast spying program that french prosecutors are already investigating. france, in fact, is not the only country to voice concern. mexico has called for an investigation into allegations the u.s. spied on its president. >> i've summoned the u.s. ambassador. he will come to the foreign ministry this morning. we have known about this since june and we needed to take action. it seems we need to take it further so it won't happen again. >> what are we expecting from the u.s. and france? is there going to be a diplomatic fall out because of these allegations? >> well, i certainly think there will be very chilly relations for a while at least. belowhether or not this causes a significant riff between the countries, we're not sure, but there has been alarm from hollande. they knew that the americans were carrying out this type of surveillance, but what is knew is the extent of which it has b
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Oct 21, 2013 2:00pm EDT
leaked by the former national security agency contractor edward snowden. tim friend has more from paris. >> the timing could not have been worse. as u.s. secretary of state john kerry stepped off the plane in paris he was immediately embroiled in an embarrassing controversy between france and the u.s. the u.s. national security agency had spied on a number of citizens, leading political and business figures as well as terrorists. it prompted this angry response from the french foreign minister. >> translator: i've summoned the u.s. ambassador. >> interrupting that package to go straight to paris. john kerry is giving a news conference with the foreign minister. let's listen. >> here in paris, (inaudible) express my deep appreciation to secretary general to peace, and for their willingness to come to paris today, for yet another meeting, and briefing, which we have promised them with respect to the mid east peace process and we've promised to do it on a regular basis or as needed. i especially want to recognize my friend, the foreign minister of qatar, i am very appreciative to him, he
Oct 21, 2013 2:30pm PDT
. the french newspaper is reporting that the national security agency wanted her to more than 70 million french phone calls and e-mails. we just learned that president obama called president along today to discuss the matter. --what a time to be finished visiting one of your closest allies. he is meeting with arab league representatives but the latest revelations from edward snowden put a shadow on the trip. thereport was written by snowden to lift the lid on the work. between december and january, 70 million phone calls in france. the u.s. ambassador was summoned for an explanation. it was snooping on terrorists and senior business figures along with members of the french government. infringes on life and was totally unacceptable. we need to be assured that it is going to stop. france and the u.s. are working closely with syria and on terrorism. protecting the security of our citizens in today's world is a very complicated and very challenging task. our goal is to try to find the right balance between protecting the security and the privacy of our citizens. >> they are criticized for prioritiz
Oct 22, 2013 2:30pm PDT
for the national security agency in france. not only did the nsa monitor millions of phone calls in the country, but they were focused on french diplomats. the french embassy in washington and the french delegation were among the targets. the student that killed a teacher in nevada and wounded two classmates before shooting himself on monday was 12 years old. the authorities decided to release the boy's age but not his name out of consideration for his family. but they could face charges, according to police. he brought the semiautomatic weapon used in the shooting from home. bracing themselves and south wales for what could be the worst day of fires so far. dangerously hot and windy conditions in the forecast for wednesday. 200 homes destroyed so far in the west of sydney. unmanned drones has sparked great controversy and none more so than in pakistan where the u.s. says it is a key tool for targeting taliban and out qaeda members. cia drone strikes are responsible for unlawful killings, some of which could amount to war crimes. the allegations come on the eve where the topic is bound to come
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Oct 21, 2013 6:00pm EDT
in an embarrassing controversy between france and the u.s. the national security agency had spied on millions of french citizens, according to the leading newspaper there. not only suspected terrorists but leading political and business figures. it prompted this angry response from the french foreign minis r minister. >> translator: i have summoned the u.s. >> reporter: the ambassador arrived at french foreign ministry to hear the displeasure. this was supposed to be the day that john kerry briefed officials about progress in the middle east. instead, he is facing new questions about u.s. spying on allies. only last month mr. kerry was describing france as america's oldest ally. because of its willingness to join in my possible -- they were intercepted in a 30-day period. the french public so shocked. >> reporter: the french authorities were not informed, and then america must be held accountable. >> translator: to target this specific individual, is a danger. why not? to target the whole population is a problem. >> reporter: the documents came from the former u.s. security contractor edward
Oct 21, 2013 5:30am PDT
.s. national security agency secretly recorded millions of phone calls here. that report came out on the website of the french newspaper. its proof? documents leaked by former u.s. security expert edward snowden. >> shocking and unacceptable. that's how the french government reacted to revelations by the newspaper that the u.s. agency was spying on france. >> we have a close relationship with u.s. intelligence services to fight terrorism. but if a friend, an ally spies on france or other european countries that is totally unacceptable. >> the report based on documents leaked by edward snowden back in june says they swept up more than 70 million records over a 30-day period. the nsa program automatically recordrd conversations from flagged numbers as well as text messages based on key words. but the nsa didn't just target people suspected of terrorism but also high profiled individuals from the world of business and politics. >> we have already been alerted back in june and we had a strong reaction. but apparently we have to do more. these ty
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Oct 21, 2013 5:00am EDT
with the united states. the national security agency is accused of spying on french citizens and we have a man in paris and the tell us more about it, tim? >> david, this has come as something of a bomb shell on monday morning. the french have woken up to discover that during a 30-day period between december and january this year the united states intercepted no fewer than 70.3 million phone calls in france over a 30-day period. lamond the highly-respected french newspaper has broken the story and the fallout has already been swift. the u.s. am -- ambassador is being called and it's shocking news and seems it was just not suspected terrorists that the u.s. was monitoring, it was also people from the world of business, from the world of politics, and during that period under an operation code named u.s. 985 d like something out of a spy novel which of course it fully justifies, they spied on these millions of french citizens and as i say it couldn't have come at a worst moment, john kerry the u.s. secretary of state is due here today to discuss progress in the palestinian, israeli talks to upd
Al Jazeera America
Oct 21, 2013 12:00pm EDT
diplomatictive. france is upset about new revelations of the national security agency and it's surveillance operations. in it case it seems that they are surveilling the french. phil ittner joins us from london, what can you tell us. >> reporter: the same day that secretary of state john kerry arrived in france, an article coauthored by the same man who broke the nsa eavesdropping story, that article published in the french daily "le monde" basically e posing several nsa operations that concerned french population not least of which the claim that some 70 million phone calls or phone records from monitored by the nsa in just one month. that's 70 million in just one month. now the french have responded to this quite angrily. they have summoned the u.s. ambassador to the foreign ministry to explain just exactly what it is that the nsa has been up to. >> phil, is this real anger or diplomatic anger, and do we expect any fallout from these allegations. it's safe to say that every nation spies on every nation in the world. >> reporter: yes, that has happened even among friends, there are spice.
Oct 15, 2013 11:00am PDT
security agency is downloading your address books and contact list. scott mcgrew with yet another blockbuster revelation from edward snowden. >> it does make one wonder how many secrets that guy has in his briefcase because he just keep doling them out. the washington post reports this morning documents given to the newspaper by snowden indicate the nsa routinely captures and downloads people's address books and contact lists. now, this program is not authorized by the fiza court, so it's only done overseas, and only to foreigners because they're not protected by the laws that protect americans. however, that idea -- if you have ever been outside the united states with your phone, you might have been downloaded or if you know someone in a different country who has you in their contact list, then you probably were too. the scope of it just staggering. just look at this. 444,000 lists are downloaded a day on average. that's 250 million a we're from yahoo and g mail and facebook, and microsoft's hot mail. now called outlook. now, these are not requests. this is nothing being requeste
Oct 17, 2013 4:00am PDT
. the washington post reporting on connections between the program and the national security agency. those documents reveal close collaboration with nsa spy resources, even suggesting some successful drone attacks could not have been ordered without information from that agency. it comes as the nsa is under intense criticism for its spy programs on u.s. citizens. officials are hoping it will bolster the agency's case. it's resources are focused on fighting terrorisms. >> also two departures at the nsa. keith alexander and his deputy are expected to leave in the coming months. >>> officials are stepping in to help the 9-year-old that stuck on to a commercial flight to las vegas. a minneapolis judge ruled the boy will live away from his parents while the entire family receives therapy. the judge cited the recent episode and serious behavioral issues and run ins with the law. this all follows his father's emotional cry for help. the boy's parents will be allowed visitation and phone contact with their son while he resides in a county facility. >> a blast of winter-like weather hit northern ne
Oct 15, 2013 4:30am PDT
of a national security agency operation that never has been disclosed until now. the "washington post" is majoritying that the n.s.a. has been intercepting e-mail address becomes and buddy lists from instant messaging services that was wide-spread practice with yahoo, hotmail and facebook and google. officials and top secret documents provided by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden. >> home prices are rising and homeowners have been refinancing but plenty owe more than the home is worth. this week this could be help. neighborhood assistance corporation of america is coming back. you may remember the events the past few years saving thousands of homes from foreclosure and if you want to buy a home in the first place they help you get a mortgage. this week, the we vent is held in oakland on thursday through monday. for more information, go to >> for more information on what the roads look like, here is leyla gulen. >> thank you very much. we do have at least 23 trains on bart that are rolling right now. san francisco bay ferry is going to run on a normal schedule today
Oct 17, 2013 4:30am EDT
the program and the national security agency. those documents reveal close collaborations with nsa spy resources, even suggesting some successful drone attacks could not have been ordered without information from the agency. it comes as the nsa is under intense criticism for its spy programs on americans. officials are hoping it will bolster the agency's case that its resources are fighting terrorism. all of this as nbc learns news of two prominent departures at the nsa, keith al legs apder and his deputy are expected to leave in the coming months. >>> in the wake of his father's emotional cry for help, officials are stepping into help the 9-year-old who snuck on to a commercial flight to las vegas. citing the child's recent stowaway episode, serious behavioral issues and run-ins with a law, a minneapolis judge has ruled the boy will live away from his parents while the entire family receives therapy. the parents will allow visitation and phone contact with their season. >>> a blast of winter like weather hit no way new mexico earlier than expected. the first snowstorm of the season sw
Oct 22, 2013 7:00am EDT
obama has called the french spoth discuss growing anger over claims the u.s. national security agency secretted recorded millions of french phone calls. the president says it's completely unacceptable and he demand they explain why french citizens were caught up in the surveils net. >> and a raid in the up aed west bank, israeli army and palestinian sources say the man was a member of islamic jihad and behind last year's tel-aviv bus bombing that wounded more than 20 people. the australian -- australia's federal government to overturn gay marriage legislation. >> as greek police try identify a mystery blond girl living with a roman couple it's including a dozen missing child cases from at least four countries. some say they are investigating child disappearances from the u.s., sweden, poland and france. now where maria was found. >> it's here at the police station in the central greek city that the couple suspected of kidnapping little maria are being held until their trial on charges of abduction and holding false papers. they were brought here, led here in court yesterday, monday. t
Al Jazeera America
Oct 21, 2013 6:00am EDT
roe is brewing with the united states. the u.s. national security agency is accused of spying on millions of french citizens. and foreign minister called the nsa spy program unacceptable and the newspaper says the u.s. swept up 17 million phone records and text mess j as in a one-month period and based on documents leagued by former contractor edward snow den. >> translator: i've summoned the u.s. ambassador and we knew about this since june and took action but seems we need to take it further and it's unacceptable and want to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: let's bring in tim who is life from paris and that is what u.s. secretary of state john kerry is flying into right now. i will ask you about the statement that has been made, what does he mean when he says take it further? >> well, i think what has been revealed monday morning here in france is the extent of all this. i think france probably had a pretty good yesterday that the united states was carrying out some sort of surveillance on its phone calls and text messages because of earlier revelations from
Oct 18, 2013 6:00pm EDT
in the ezzor.e of dei r national security agency whistleblower edward snowden says he hasn't sure there is zero percent chance either china or russia could obtain access to the secret documents he is provided to journalists. he says he was able to prevent china from accessing the files because he was familiar with their systems after targeting them after an nsa contractor. he said -- snowden also disputed in earlier new york times report about a warning regarding his behavior placed in his personnel file in 2009 by supervisor at the cia. snowden said his supervisor was retaliating against him after he warned about the software vulnerability. theca has also disputed times account. edward snowden's father has returned after visiting his son in russia. he told reporters back in the u.s. that edward snowden is doing well. >> given where we were in june, i can imagine a better scenario today. this allows time to continue to push these issues forward, to make sure the story is the true story told, not spun within the media, about edward snowden. who is a whistleblower, not a fugitive. the white house
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Oct 15, 2013 2:00am EDT
the government reopen to his get it. >>> the national security agency is collecting millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts. that's according to documents leaks to the washington posted by former nsa contractor edward snowden. according to the report many of those accounts belong to americans, the spy agency says that they are using the information to find intelligence on terrorists, human traffickers and drug smugglers, a suspected al qaeda fighter has arrived in new york face federal at that irrelevant orism charges, the 49-year-old was indict today for his correction to the 1998 u.s. bombings in tanzania and kenya. in two on thousand one a grand jury indicted him along with 21 other suspect including osama bin laden. it alleges that as early asinine 93 al-libby began planning attacks against the u.s. in response to american military action in somalia. there was a $5 million reward two his capture, more for you from juan carlos mo ina. >> reporter: we armolina. >> reporter: we are here in downtown manhattan where earlier he was processed as expected to
Oct 16, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >> on astacio churkin, thank you. breaking news from the national security agency. the nsa past rector general keith alexander will be departing from the surveillance organization within the next few months. reuters reports that alexander will retire by the upcoming march or april while his civilian deputy will leave by the end of the year. alexander's eight years at the nsa have recently been overshadowed by the revelations from edward snowden which showed that the organization has been collecting data and conducting wide-ranging surveillance on u.s. citizens. speaking of that, this week, we learned of another bulk data collection program being run out of the nsa. based on documents provided by edward snowden, the nsa is collecting and storing millions of personal e-mail address books and instant messaging buddy lists, including those belonging to americans. basically, the way it works is someone logs into their yahoo! or gmail or facebook account, and the company's servers, which are often located overseas, transfer the lists to them across the internet. it is in this transit that data links
Oct 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, it was anger in mexico. the u.s. was tending to over leaks saying the national security agency had been reading the e-mail of former president felipe calderon. >>> still ahead for us tonight, a hope for millions battling baldness. could it lead to a cure? a promising procedure that could help both men and women. >>> and later, do you recognize any of the young faces in this photo? could one of them, perhaps, be you? there's a former beatle who would like to know. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study...
Oct 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
to smooth things over after a french newspaper reported that america's national security agency swept up more than 70 million french phone records. the information was leaked by edward snowden, the fugitive former n.s.a. contractor. the white house promised a review of n.s.a. practices and said legitimate questions have been raised. well, don't be surprised if this next story turns up as a plot in an episode of "n.c.i.s." that, of course, stands for naval criminal investigative service and tonight one of its own agents is under arrest in a bribery scandal along with a naval commander and two defense contractors. david martin reports this case may have cost taxpayers millions. >> reporter: every time a u.s. navy ship pulls into a foreign port there's money to be made by providing everything from tug boats to trash removal. a company called glen defense marine asia allegedly bribed navy officers to make even more. according to court documents, the company's owner, leonard glenn francis, used all expense paid trips, tickets to performances of "the lion king" and lady gaga as well as prostit
Oct 15, 2013 2:30am PDT
on or even just composes a message. in a statement the nsa said the national security agency is focused on discovering and developing intelligence about valid foreign intelligence tar wrists like terrorists, human traffickers and drug smugglers. we're not interested in personal information about order americans. >>> dramatic video surfacing of the moment two car bombs exploded right outside headquarters of syria's state tv station. >> that was really, really close. the startled analyst tried to carry organization but eventually did leave the set. the station was damaged, briefly knocked off the air, but no one inside was hurt. some rare good news out of syria to tell you about. after four of the seven aid workers were released. the international commit difference the red cross tweeted they are safe and in good health. they were abducted from their convoy on the way to damascus. the red cross vows to make sure others are also freed. >> continuing our networking even northwest areas of the country to make sure our staff is released rapidly. >> the red cross says it is unsure who is behind
Oct 15, 2013 4:25am EDT
's possible the national security agency knows. another leak proves they have been scooping up that data for a while. >> mr. it's ya -- yahoo, g mail or the ims, the nsa could have troves of information about you and your friends. >> reporter: any time you type in a friend's e-mail, the nsa could be right there watching, waiting and swiping. "the washington post" reports they have amassed millions, maybe tens of millions of your friends and colleagues' personal information. this from top secret documents provided by nsa whistle blower edward snowden. >> he took so much information and it's one thing after another. >> reporter: to size this up we talked to u.s. expert ray locker. >> they know all the people you've been contacting, the people you've received e-mail from, the people you're e- mailing. they know that information. they use that to assemble a profile of the person they're investigating. >> reporter: it's important to note they're not targeting individuals. rather, it's a bulk sweep. to show you the magnitude n one day the nsa collected more than 400,000 e-mail address books fr
Oct 17, 2013 2:00pm EDT
security agency is a foreign intelligence agency. it is focused on discovering and developing intelligence about valid affords -- -- valid foreign targets. it activities are directed to this targets in response to requests from the u.s. leaders to protect the nation from threats such as terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. so i think that is a higher altitude answer that responds to the specific question about the article. articlet answer every about methods, but i can tell you it is important or member that the mission of the nsa is a foreign intelligence mission. >> on accountability on health care, we talked about robert gibbs saying the rollout has been so bad that there should be people fired. you have defended secretary sibelius. short of somebody being fired, what kind of accountability will there be? i have not asked you about these that have gotten millions of dollars in federal contracts for the website, data collection, and when robert gibbs is saying it has been watched, is there an investigation of this company? is the company plans to turn over-- t
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Oct 22, 2013 3:00pm PDT
countries over revelations that the national security agency has been spying on their internal communications. bret? >> james rosen at the state department, james, thank you. one of those countries, the national security council is confirming that the u.s. is looking into nsa spying on mexico. that country's top diplomat says president obama gave his word to mexico's president there would be an investigation. the nsa says the president told the u.n. general assembly the u.s. will review the way it gatherses intelligence and that includes matters dealing with mexico. >>> air force officials confirm officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear missiles have deliberately left open a blast door designed to prevent terrorist attacks. the air force says missile security was never compromised. this is the latest in a strent string of security problems for air force nuclear weapons operations. >>> still ahead, why the sequester may be the republicans' ace in the hole. first, charles krauthammer on the fractured u.s. relations with saudi arabia and the current situation in the mid
Oct 17, 2013 4:00pm PDT
have that story. plus huge moves at two of america's national security agencies. the fallout from edward snowden continues. we've just learn more about the person president obama has tapped to run homeland security. [ woman #1 ] why do i cook? ♪ because an empty pan is a blank canvas. ♪ [ woman #2 ] to share a moment. ♪ [ man #1 ] to remember my grandmother. [ woman #3 ] to show my love. ♪ [ woman #4 ] because life needs flavor. ♪ [ woman #5 ] to travel the world without leaving home. [ male announcer ] whatever the reason. whatever the dish. make it delicious with swanson. [ woman #1 ] that's why i cook. >>> convict murder order wrongly accused? for ten years, ryan ferguson has been in a maximum security prison for a crime he says he did not commit. a lot of people say that. but in this case, the court may gran him a new trial and set him free because of the two key witnesses admitted they lied when they testified against him. david mattingley is out front. >> reporter: ryan ferguson has been locked up for ten years for a murder he said he couldn't have committed. as he
Oct 15, 2013 6:00am EDT
. now according to the walk post, analysts at the national security agency have gathered millions of contact lists from personal e-mails and instant messaging accounts around the world. a spokesman for the national intelligence director's office says the nsa is seeking intelligence a valid terror targets. the nsa uses the information to find possible links to terrorism or other criminal activity. the nsa analyzes the contents to map relationships and connections among various foreign intelligence targets. >>> suspected terrorist abu anas al-libi is in new york. he was captured and questions for weeks on a navy ship. he is said to have helped plan itself 1998 bombings of two american embassies in africa. >>> the trial for the man accused of killing redskins safety sean taylor is finally scheduled to begin. 23-year-old eric rivera, jr. is facing life in prison. he was arrested when he was 17 years old. police say he shot taylor in a botched robbery attempt at the football player's florida home. >>> today funeral sfses will be held for a connecticut -- services will be held for a con
Oct 20, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. >> edward snowden was a contractor for the national security agency. he leaked details of some classified u.s. surveillance programs. bank blank. >> so back in the spring, scientists were predicting it would be a busy hurricane season. and after super storm sandy, some feared this year could be devastating. so what happened? karen mcginliss looks at some of the signs. >> reporter: from the air, the damage continues to leave many in awe. and from the ground, the personal stories of struggle are a constant. >> this is hearth breaking. i've lived here my whole life. i'm like a fourth generation here. >> reporter: that was a year ago. after super storm sandy slammed into the northeastern united states. today, the atlantic hurricane season has been a dud. take a look at the numbers. only two hurricanes have formed in the atlantic this year. and neither one has been a nay jor hurricane, a category three or greater. so what's the science behind the lack of hr canes this year? >> that's got to be the question of the season. and i think there are a couple of culprits. there's been quite a bit of win
Oct 21, 2013 4:00pm PDT
at the national security agency's point of view, and we have a reason to listen to phone calls. >> do you think that applies to hotel rooms? >> i know american business men do it all the time. but if you're going to paris and a lot of countries in europe, in particular china, you're going to have your stuff searched and copied. >> that is a word to the wise. thank you bob baer. he's actually been in those hotel rooms. >>> thousands turned out for the great bull run in conyers, georgia, the second event of its kind in the united states. you'd think it was spain, but no. two people were injured in the first event in late august, but with more runs planned, this is proving to be a major draw for adrenaline junkies across the country. >> reporter: it's billed at the ultimate experience for those looking for a thrill. >> you have the instant few moments of just sheer terror. >> reporter: this is the running of the bulls, not in spain, but at a horse park just outside of atlanta. it's the second bull run in the u.s. this year, organized by a group called the great bull run. at least seven more are pl
Al Jazeera America
Oct 14, 2013 11:00pm EDT
'd be at risk of tipping into recession again. >> the national security agency is collecting millions of contact lists from personal email, instant messaging account, according to documents leaked to the "the washington post" by former nsa contractor edward snowden. according to the report in the newspaper many of those acts belong to americans. the spy agency says they are attempting to find intelligence on terrorists, human traffickers and drug smugglers. >> a suspected al qaeda figure arrived in new york city to face federal terrorism charges. 49-year-old abu anas al liby was indicted for his connection to the 1998 u.s. embassy bombing in tanzania and kenya. in 2001 he and other suspects were indicted. in the court documents it alleges as early as 1993 abu anas al liby planned attacks with other al qaeda figures against the u.s. in response to american military action in somalia. there was a $5 mill reward for his capture. >> we are in downtown mann hatton in front of the federal courthouse where abu anas al liby was processed and was expected to be seen by a judge some time on tuesday. abu a
Al Jazeera America
Oct 16, 2013 2:00pm EDT
along with their wars and their national security agency. what is really happening i think in this is to destroy the prestige and credibility of washington. the united states is demonstrating to the entire world that it can't governor itself. yet, it claims to know best for the world. the results of this potential default, which i think has always been exaggerated, is because other powerful countries think about different financial arrangements. so the net result of this is a dim mendimunition of american pl power. we see the chinese to demonize america to the world, and even if the debt crisis is resolved permanent power has been lost by the united states. >> well, having said that, dr. roberts, there is the argument put forward that president obama should declare a national emergency and raised the debt ceiling through an executive order. what do you make of that? >> well, that was my point. that's the point that i made. there are two alternatives to default. and one is because of a presidential directive president george bush already put on the books, obama can declare a
Al Jazeera America
Oct 17, 2013 8:00pm EDT
signature health care law. >>> newly published documents reveal close ties between the national security agency and the cia when it comes to drones.
Al Jazeera America
Oct 17, 2013 9:00pm EDT
close ties between the national security agency and the cia when it comes to drones. former nsa edward snowden shows how closely they cooperate. the world health organization says it considers air pollution a leading cause of cancer. it is the first time dirty air has been labeled a carcinogen. dirty air joins other products such as abs, tobacco and u uv radiation. you can get the latest news on >> i don't fear death at all. death is easy, life is hard. >> good evening and thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. it's over now, all over but for the blaming and shaming. in washington much of the focus wan on the win-loss column and a lot of political spin but truth ask often told in numbers. the truth is the shutdown hurt but the nation's economy and the economy of ordinary americans. big picture now, the total loss to the economy, $24 billion, at standard & poor's, another number for us, 4.8 billion is what's called lost economic output. the cost the government continue produce because it furloughed 800,000 workers and a bit of an irony because so much was riding on the
Al Jazeera America
Oct 21, 2013 8:00pm EDT
students when he died. >>> new spying allegations have emerged about the national security agency. the nsa intercepted phone calls and text messages in france about 70 million times in just a month. the report came just as secretary of state john kerry arrived in paris for a meeting. president obama folk with france's president this afternoon and acknowledged there are legitimate questions on this issue, and in the rose garden today . . . >> let me remind everybody the affordable care act is not just a website. it's much more. >> president obama lashes out at critics, and says the white house is working hard to fix the website glitches. >>> many americans say they are interested in visiting the federal healthcare exchange website, and those who managed to get on to the site say it hasn't been such a bad experience. 22% of uninsured americans say they have visited the health care exchange and another 42% intend to do so. 56% said they health heal health -- easy to you. about 40% said the opposite. david thanks for being with us. >> thanks for having me. >> what is the problem
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